What is Biblical Faith and Do You Have It?

by Dale Partridge

Many Christians define faith as “believing in something they can’t see.” But is that the type of faith that saves a soul from the wrath of God? Is God simply asking us to believe in something we can’t see? Or does the Bible call for a more complex definition of faith?

I believe we can all agree, as a Christian, understanding the definition of saving faith is the most important work of your life; without a correct understanding of faith, you can never be sure you’re genuinely saved. So, in this episode of Real Christianity, Dale Partridge looks to the Scriptures and unpacks the more robust and complete definition of a faith that saves.

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Scripture References

  • Hebrews 11:6

    “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”

  • Ephesians 2:8-9

    “For by grace you have been saved through faith.”

  • Hebrews 10:39

    “But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.”

  • Hebrews 11:1

    “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

  • Romans 10:17

    “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”

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